Police are investigating an armed robbery Wednesday at a bank branch located inside the Hy-Vee grocery store in Milan they say resembles other recent bank robberies in the area.

Milan Police Chief Mark Beckwith released details on the suspect: He is white, in his 20s, approximately 5-feet, 10-inches tall, weighs 220 to 240 pounds, has blond or light-brown hair and was wearing a tan or khaki hat, maroon or dark red hoodie and sunglasses. The suspect also was clean shaven.

The suspect robbed the American Bank and Trust inside the Hy-Vee store at 201 10th Ave. W. shortly after noon.

Beckwith said the suspect walked in and handed the teller a note implying he had a weapon.

“It’s the same pattern as the other two robberies,” Beckwith said, referring to bank robberies inside Hy-Vee stores in Moline and Bettendorf.

Moline police are still looking for a man who robbed the Wells Fargo Bank inside the Hy-Vee Food Store at 4218 Avenue of the Cities on Aug. 20.

Police described that suspect as being about 25 years old, 5-feet 8-inches to 5-feet 10-inches tall and weighing 200 to 220 pounds, according to a news release from Moline police. He was wearing an orange T-shirt with a dark-colored long-sleeve shirt underneath, blue jeans, a fake beard, black sunglasses and an orange hat.

Bettendorf police also are looking for a man who they say robbed the Valley Bank branch in the Hy-Vee store at Devils Glen Road on Sept. 14.

Police are looking for a man in his 20s or early 30s, approximately 5-foot-10, with strawberry blond stubble facial hair and with a gap in his front teeth, police said. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a gray shirt over a long-sleeved black shirt with collar, a maroon cap and sunglasses.

Anyone with information about the Bettendorf robbery is asked to call 911.

Anyone with information about the Moline robbery can contact Moline police at 309-797-0401 or call Quad-Cities Crime Stoppers at 309-762-9500.

Anyone with information about the Milan robbery can call Milan police at 309-787-8520.

(5) comments


Looks like Gary Busey found a day job, movies arent hitting the charts lately

Marc Twain

History repeats itself. Remember when the last time banks robbed the people back in the depression ? Guys like Dillinger took back ? Bank stars are the real criminals. THEY had their law liars craft a scam that put millions of Americans out on the streets. Iowa CONgressman Jim Leach took credit for co-authoring this scam. They called it the Citibank Relief Act, 1999. It repealed the Glass-Steagall Act which installed banking regulations to protect US from crooked bankers. Both democRATS & republiCANTS in the House & Senate (most of them) signed off on it (Sen. Harkin was one of a few that did not), Pres. Clinton signed it into law, unleashing predatory bankers on US. Then they TOOK more from US to pay off the bank sters gambling debts and passed that onto our children. Vote these two faced two party criminals out. You Tube: Lawless America & Legal Land.


the guy from all three kind of looks like the same person!

Roy Munson

If there is one thing I have learned from these Hy-Vee robberies it is that most Hy-Vee store cameras are terrible.


Of course you do realize those images came from the branch cameras.

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